Punjab Chief Minister’s message on International Day for Street Children

Lahore, January 30, 2018 (PPI-OT): The purpose of celebrating the International Day for Street Children is to sensitize the people and to raise a strong voice for the rights of the stray children living the life of a derelict. In his message issued here today, the Chief Minister said that securing the future of street children is the priority agenda of the Punjab government and all the resources are being utilized for providing conducive atmosphere to help grow as educated and confident human beings. The Child Protection and Welfare Bureau is working in an effective manner to give better future to the street children and different facilities have been arranged in this department so that such children could be fully rehabilitated.

Like all other children, the street children are also a responsibility of the nation and the government is actively working for their rehabilitation through various educational facilities. There is no doubt that provision of best education to children is key to bright future of the nation and I am sanguine that Pakistan Muslim League-N’s government has ensured a bright and prosperous future for all the children through educational reforms, he added. Similarly, different steps have been taken to secure the future of abandoned and stray children.

Today demands from us that all the line departments should play a proactive role for giving a purposeful life- prospects to such children because they are our precious asset and a hope for the bright future. This mission requires strong partnership between public and private sectors; he added and further said that all the segments of life should reiterate this commitment that they will continue to play a beneficial role for securing the future of children who are derelict.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
21-Mahmood Gaznavi Road (Abbot Road), Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2
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E-mail: info@dgpr.punjab.gov.pk
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